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Controversy Surrounds GCSB Changes

SURVEILLANCE—NEW ZEALAND

July 25, 2013

United Future leader Peter Dunne expressed support for changes to the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) amendment bill, but some are concerned the changes “do not address flaws,” The New Zealand Herald reports. Rodney Harrison, QC, said the bill is “rushed, ill-concieved and downright dangerous legislation,” adding that the bill's provisions “unnecessarily broaden the function and power of the GCSB.” In an op-ed for The Herald, Toby Manhire writes about reactions to the legislation.
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